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Pedro Pan Collection



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Pedro Pan Collection, 1961-2010 | University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection

By Alexandra Diaz

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Title: Pedro Pan Collection, 1961-2010Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1960s

ID: CHC0350

Creator: Operation Pedro Pan (1961-1962)

Extent: 2.0 Boxes

Arrangement: This collection is arranged in one series. It is organized in alphabetical order by family.

Languages: Spanish;Castilian, English


The Pedro Pan Collection gathers materials donated by Pedro Pans in reference to their experiences during Operation Pedro Pan in the 1960s.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Pedro Pan Collection gathers materials donated by Pedro Pans in reference to their experiences during Operation Pedro Pan in the 1960s.

The collection consists of mementos kept by several families during Operation Pedro Pan, including photographs, travel documents, correspondence, documentaries and an airport log.

Biographical Note

Operation Pedro Pan was the largest migration of unaccompanied minors in history, totaling more than 14,000 children who immigrated to the United States from Cuba under the auspices of the Catholic Welfare Bureau from 1960-1962. Masterminded by Monsignor Bryan O. Walsh, James Baker with Cuban notables Ramon and Polita Grau among many others, they worked to secure visa waivers for the children to leave Cuba. Once in the United States, Monsignor Walsh organized the housing of those children with no relatives or friends to stay with, resulting in various notable Camps around the Miami Area, most notably Camp Matecumbe, while many other children were relocated to various other homes and schools throughout the United States.

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Operation Pedro Pan

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Requests to publish or display materials from this collection require written permission from the rights owner. Please contact for more information.

Acquisition Method: This collection contains materials from various gifts and materials are added on an ongoing basis.

Related Materials:

Operation Pedro Pan Alumni Collection, 1971-2013

Alberto Cuartas Papers, 1960s-1970s

Antolin García Carbonell Papers, 1962-2003

Sara Yaballí Papers, 1961-1963

Preferred Citation: Pedro Pan collection, Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida.

Processing Information: Processed by Alexandra Diaz, Fall 2013.

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[Series 1: Pedro Pan Collection],

Series 1: Pedro Pan CollectionAdd to your cart.
This series contains the personal papers of Pedro Pans, including photos and documents.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Amezaga, Clemente, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Balmori, Jorge, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Echazabal, Eloisa, 1961-2010Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Estades Navarro, Miguel, 1962-64Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Villaverde Rodriguez Family, 1961-65Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Pilar A. Weiss Photos, circa 1960s,88Add to your cart.
Folder 7: de Guzman, Ramón, 1962Add to your cart.
Box 2: Flags of Cuba and United States, 1960sAdd to your cart.

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